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AFTER DECADES of personification second fiddle to their masculine counterparts, a Indian women’s cricket group prisoner a nation’s imagination for 3 refreshing weeks this July. Harmanpreet Kaur unleashed a monumental assault, scoring an dominant 171 off 115 balls opposite Australia in a semi-finals, and Punam Raut determined herself as a bedrock of a tip order, top-scoring in a final.
Kaur and Raut, along with former India captain-turned-administrator Diana Edulji, will be a guest during Express Adda in Mumbai on Tuesday.
Edulji was a usually cricketer picked by a Supreme Court as a member of a Committee of Administrators (CoA) to run a Indian cricket board. With a CoA entrusted with implementing a Lodha row reforms and engineering a change in a BCCI constitution, in line with a directions of a Supreme Court, a former all-rounder has a lot on her plate.
With captain Mithali Raj and Jhulan Goswami carrying announced that they have played their final World Cup, Kaur and Raut are a new faces of Indian women’s cricket.
Kaur’s innings opposite a six-time universe champions is deliberate a seminal impulse for Indian women’s cricket, with some comparing a hit with Kapil Dev’s 175 opposite Zimbabwe in a 1983 World Cup. Her strokeplay, intrepidity and attack ability are pointers to a instruction a women’s diversion will take in a future.
Though a Indian women’s group reached a World Cup final in 2005 as well, that feat did not make heads spin like their new exploits in England. Already, there is some speak about starting a women’s IPL in a not-so-distant future.
Kaur, Raut and Edulji will be in review with The Indian Express Deputy Editor Seema Chishti and Assistant Editor Bharat Sundaresan.
The Express Adda is a array of spontaneous interactions organized by The Indian Express Group and facilities people who have been during a centre of change. Guests during a eventuality in a past embody a Dalai Lama, economist and Nobel laureate Amartya Sen, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian, filmmaker Karan Johar, Union Minister Piyush Goyal, author Amitav Ghosh and cricketer Virat Kohli.